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In this issue, we spotlight the L-R business program, which has 
received numerous accolades over the years. 
Division Chairman Ray Strunk, as many of you know, is 
something of an institution himself. Since 1956, he has seen 
thousands of business students come and go — many of them on to 
graduate school and/or outstanding careers in the business field. 

The Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity chartered by Dr. Bob 
Simmons on campus back in the 70s has received numerous national 
attention for its programs. 

Business education doesn't stop at our property line. Through 
internships, students learn first-hand what it's really like in the world 
of business. Many contacts have come over a cup of coffee with 
members of our Business Council, which for many years has given 
seasoned advice to students in the way of job leads. 

And, as the saying goes, they put their money where their mouths 
are. In 1992-93, the Business Council alone contributed 22% of the 
Annual Fund, which put us well on our way to achieving the all-time 
high of $405,568. 

Similarly, the Board of Visitors has maintained a long tradition of 
support to the school, particularly the business department. These 
people, many of them business leaders, have worked over the years to 
upgrade the business program through monetary support and special 
projects. Just a few of them: helping to start the Evening College, the 
accounting major, an endowed business chair and the shadowing 
program (see page 5) . 

The international business major has, since 1982, given a global 
slant to business education at Lenoir-Rhyne, an emphasis com- 
pounded by our new Vision 2000 initiative and an intentional effort to 
internationalize the curriculum. "Around the World in Eight 
Semesters" began this fall with the focus on Africa. 

In keeping with our business theme, we present our annual report 
of audited figures for fiscal 1992-93. While Lenoir-Rhyne continues to 
face many challenges, we remain committed to offering our students 
a quality liberal arts education. Through your ongoing support, we 
will continue to manage L-R's outstanding legacy through these 
turbulent times. 



John E. Trainer, Jr. 
President of the College 




Business for the '90s 4 

Future managers in training 

Annual Report 

Looking back at 1992-93 


What a weekend! 12 

L-R thanks 3,570 donors 


Winter 1993 

Tammy Wilson 

Denise Johnson Smith 
Tom Neff 

Linda Bradshaw 
Stevi Dozier 

Olive Johnson 
Michaell Parker 
Linda Suggs 
Mitzi Viola 

© Copyright 1993 by Lenoir-Rhyne 
College, Hickory, N.C. Lenoir- 
Rhyne, founded in 1891, is a 
private liberal arts institution 
affiliated with the North Carolina 
Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran 
Church in America. This publica- 
tion is designed to inform alumni, 
parents, faculty, staff and friends 
about accomplishments, personali- 
ties, activities and events at the 


T U P I C S 

Wachovia's Mickey Dry 6 Bear Tracks 17 

PBL: Honored fraternity 14 Class Notes 20 

Sports Update 16 

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A collage focusing on Lenoir-Rhyne 's 
business program, which has received 
national attention through Phi Beta 
Lambda business fraternity. 

P R F L E 

A business program for the '90s 

T> he business department has changed a lot since 
Ray Strunk first came here in 1956. Back then, there 
were more manual computations, fewer federal 
regulations and less room for ambiguity. American business 
has witnessed a growing import/export market, multi-billion 
dollar corporate mergers and an explosion of computeriza- 
tion. The business world and the 
business department will never be 
the same, says Strunk, chairperson 
of the department for the past 24 

During the 1980s, the business 
department - like those of most 
colleges - saw record-breaking 
enrollment spurred by the optimism 
during the Reagan era, a thriving 
economy and the glamour of popular 
culture as evidenced by the popular 
television shows "Dynasty" 
and "Dallas." 
It peaked in 1989 with about 30 percent of all L-R 
students in business-related programs. Although these 
majors are still the most popular on campus, enrollment has 
dropped to about 20 percent overall. 

'This is a national trend," Strunk says. "If the economy 
is in recession, we have fewer majors. When the economy 
reverses, we'll spring back." 

L-R currently offers degrees in 
business administration, accounting, 
business education and international 
business. Students majoring in 
business administration may also 
choose to incorporate emphases in 
finance, marketing or management. 

Ray Strunk 

Life after the Eighties 

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In the wake of the Savings & Loan 
scandal, an escalating national debt 
and junk bond profiteering, the U.S. 
business community is now trying to 
redefine itself. 

L-R addresses this issue through a 
social responsibility course offered 
through the business department which addresses the 
human values behind the business decision. Lenoir-Rhyne 
created the course in the 1970s as it became evident that 
business ethics were waning. 

"We try very hard not to just crunch numbers; we try to 

incorporate human values," says Strunk. "We want to teach 
them to be good people. You not only try to teach a person to 
make a living, but also how to live." 

Dr. Dale King, professor of business, teaches the course 
and says she would like to see it become a requirement for 
all business majors. 

"We try to explore that a business's responsibility 
includes more than just making money for the individual and 
the business," says Mrs. King. "What we look at is the 
difference between business values and social values, that is, 
what's good for the society as a whole." 

It's more than just philanthropy, she says. The course 
teaches the students to think about how business actions 
affect employees, the community and public perception. In 
the class which borrows its subject matter from the head- 
lines, Mrs. King challenges her students to make business 
decisions and defend those decisions in terms of ethics. 

She follows a three-point ethics check introduced in the 
book, The Power of Ethical Management, by Norman Vincent 
Peale and Kenneth Blanchard. The check asks (1) Is it legal? 
(2) Is it balanced? and (3) How will it make me feel about 

The course has proven to be one of the most popular in 
the department. Currently, students majoring in business 
are now joined by communication majors, sports manage- 
ment majors and others interested in the issue, she says. 

The touch of a button 

When calculators first made their 
appearance, Strunk wouldn't let them be 
used on tests because they weren't 
readily accessible to all students. But as 
technology — and prices — improved, the 
proliferation of calculators made their 
use in the classroom unavoidable. 

Then came personal computers, 
which means today's students are likely 
to have been computer-literate at least 
since junior high. 

Strunk says their use has caused 
many changes on campus - some good, 
some not so good. 

"The concepts of accounting which 
go back to the 15th century have not changed; the methods 
of articulating them have changed," he says. 'Today we can 
process quantitative information much faster." 

However, because students can arrive at their answers at 
the touch of a button, sometimes they may not fully under- 


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Seniors Maria Fisher (left) ofMorganton and Leslie Hambriek of Lenoir with 
some of the awards won by L-K's Phi Beta Lambda chapter. See page 14. 

stand the principles behind them. That's where the intensive 
computer background and grounding the principles come in. 
Business majors are required to take two computer science 
classes as well as management information system courses. 

Assistant Professor Patricia Wike, who teaches the MIS 
classes, finds herself constantly reading and researching the 
latest in computer hardware and software to make the 
course as up to date as possible. 

'The content of the class is changing all the time," 
explains Mrs. Wike. "In the class, we go over the competitive 
advantage of using management information systems and 
what systems they may find most useful in their work 

She says in the years that she's taught MIS, she's noticed 
a distinct change in students. "As the years go by, I notice 
they are much more adept in using computers. I've even 
had to increase the number of computer assignments for the 

Preparing for the future 

Most high school business departments are offering 
more than typing labs. Today's high schoolers are gaining a 
business background in computers, marketing, business law 
and computerized accounting, in addition to the still-popular 
typing classes. 

Sarah Wallace, associate professor of business, has been 
preparing prospective high school business teachers for 17 
years, teaching them everything from shorthand to com- 
puter accounting. 

Now is an exciting time in business education also 
because of the advent of Tech Prep. A new track providing a 
curriculum relevant to the non-college-bound student, Tech 
Prep is now being implemented in school systems statewide. 

One trend Mrs. Wallace has seen in recent years is the 
return of graduates in business administration and account- 
ing to complete the requirements for business education. 

"I've seen more people coming back to education after 
they've already been working," she says. "Many have given 
up high-paying jobs because they've decided it's not for 

Education at work 

It's a marriage made in heaven - or at least the office. 
'This is an effort to wed two real worlds - the academic and 
the practician," says Ray Strunk, L-R's business department 

"It" is the internship program available through the busi- 
ness department. What better way to enrich one's education 
than by taking the classroom to the workplace? The college 
coordinates internships for selected students in businesses as 
diverse as Siecor, a fiber optic cable manufacturer, to the 
Hickory Crawdads, the new Class A baseball team. 

"We work very meticulously with the students and match 
them with the businesses," explains Strunk. 

The internships are more than just jobs. 
. 'The student interns have to meet certain academic criteria 
to be considered," says Strunk. 'They are evaluated by on-site 
supervisors. They have to report on what they do every day and 
orally defend it." 

"Over 70 percent of the students who intern are offered jobs 
at the businesses where they interned," he says. 

One of the student success stories is Paul Henry '92. A 
business administration graduate with a minor in economics, 
Henry interned at the City of Hickory his senior year. It 

Paul Henry 

eventually led to a full-time job as 
assistant to the city manager. 

When he was enrolled at L-R, the 
New Jersey native assumed he would 
return home to work for a large 
corporation. He had no designs on 
public administration, until his intern- 

"I'd highly recommend to anyone 
doing an internship," says Henry. 
'There's a lot of stuff you do day in and 
day out that you can't learn anywhere 

For Henry, the internship gave him direction in his career 
choice, and he is very grateful for the opportunity. 

"When I drive around town, I can see the results of my 
actions," says Henry. "For example, I worked on the planning of 
where to make curb cuts to comply with the new federal 
regulations dealing with the Americans with Disabilities Act. I 
think that's very rewarding." 

Henry now attends Appalachian State University to complete 
his master's degree in public administration. And even if he 
didn't know it at the time, Henry's doing what he always hoped 
he would. 

"I love my work, and I love coming here every day," he says. 

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Mickey Dry today (above) 
and as an L-R senior in 

Banking on L-R 


to give 

Mickey Dry 

t's been a long time since the day Mickey Dry, a nervous L-R 

senior, called his Spanish instructor from a pay phone. 
"I plan to put a deposit on my cap and gown today," he told 
Betty Pitts Cooke. "Do you think that would be wise?" 

"Yes, it's a fine idea," she replied. Relieved, the Albemarle 
senior knew he could accept the job he had been offered at 
Wachovia Bank. Dry, who admits he struggled to fulfill his lan- 
guage requirement for graduation, found Lenoir-Rhyne a demand- 
ing place in 1961. Looking back as executive vice president and 
chief credit officer of Wachovia Corporation in Winston-Salem, he's 
still grateful for the experience. It wasn't so much the rigorous 
classes, but the personal attention that made the difference. 

Dry considers the caring staff and faculty of L-R a distinct 

"It was true then, but it's especially true now," he says. 'There 
are more opportunities to slip and fall today. You don't get that 
kind of attention in larger schools." 

He continues, "Mrs. Cooke, for example, took the time to really 
help. She advised me to be diligent and consistent, not to miss 
class and always be prepared. Those are good rules to follow." 

Though Dry says he enjoyed his share of social life (he was vice 
president and pledge marshal of Theta Chi), he has fond memories 
of academics, too. One he remembers well: George McCreary. 

"Back in the late '50s, he told us major opportunities would 
occur in international trade. Consequently, we really needed a 
foreign language. (Enter the dreaded Spanish class!) Also, that a 
teaching certificate would be beneficial because the courses would enhance 
interpersonal skills. He said most problems in management are related to 
people skills rather than work skills. Professor McCreary obviously knew 
what he was talking about. 

"When I enrolled at L-R, I knew that alumni and supporters who had gone 
before me had made contributions in both time and money so I could attend." 
That's why Dry does not hesitate to help his alma mater today. Now in his 
second term on the Board of Visitors, he recently served as an Alumni Decade 
Agent for the 1992-93 Annual Fund. 

"I'm not as active as I'd like to be, but when it comes to giving back to the 
college, it's important to do something," he adds. "It's not how much you give, 
but that you give. A gift to the Annual Fund — or a gift of time to a project — is 
a vote of confidence and commitment to the future." 

"When I was a student, we were close," he smiles. "A group of us guys 
went back to visit George McCreary before he died. It was an enjoyable hour 
with him and his wife. It felt like family." 
And of his Spanish professor? 

What goes around comes around, he chuckles. "Years after graduation, we 
got a call from a lady who was visiting Charlotte and needed an out-of-town 
check cashed. The call was referred to Dry. 

"I told her, 'Sure Mrs. Cooke. We'll be happy to.'" 

Has he ever considered what his life might have been like without Lenoir- 

"Not really," he says. "I owe a great deal of what I've done to my degree 
and my experiences at Lenoir-Rhyne. Besides, I wouldn't have met my wife 
(Dorothy Kluttz '61) if I had gone someplace else." 

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& Fees 


Other Gifts & Grants 


Endowment Income 


Other Sources 


Auxiliary Enterprises 







Academic Support 


Student Services 


Institutional Support 


Plant Operations 




Auxiliary Enterprises 





To Loan Funds 3,684 

To Plant for Debt Payments 9 1 ,639 

To Endowment 681 
To Plant for Morgan Dorm 

From Plant Funds (97,564) 
From Intrafund Transfers 

Total (1,560) 














Surplus or (Deficit) 



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May 31, 1993 




% of Goal 


% of Total 





To Date 

To Date 
































Physical Plant 








Campus Improv. 







Mauncy Music 







Mingcs Science 







Morgan Dorm 




Athletic Fac. 

















Current Operation* 

$ 7,500,000 














Vo to Date) 




$4.0 million loaned to current unrestricted fund; payback scheduled to begin in 1994-95. 
Expenditures in excess of restricted dollars received for Physical Plant were paid from 
undesignated campaign funds received in the current unrestricted fund. (See also *****). 
$40,000 expended; $654,989 IN HAND. 

$97,21 1 gifts-in-kind (furnishings, automobiles, etc.); $1,303,652 building renovations (includes 
dorm renovation, auditorium rework, new roofs, kitchen, president's home and dining hall 
renovations), $611,200 campus expansion, $83,000 furniture (library, etc.). 
IN HAND in quasi-endowment. 

Source: "Summary of Campaign Receipts & Disbursements; June 1, 1987-May 31, 1993" 
Lenoir-Rhyne College Office of Administration and Finance 

A complete list of donors to the Our College-Our Future section of 
the Centennial-Renewal campaign will be published at a later date. 

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Less Liabilities 

Fund Balance 

True Endowment 
Fund Balance 


Less Liabilities 

Fund Balance 

(Unexpected Plant) 

(Debt & Renewal Reserve) 

(Investment in Plant) 




























(Head count includes both 
part-time and full-time students) 

2,000 r 




1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 
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400,000 - 




1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 




Academic Life 

•The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools approved reaccreditation of Lenoir-Rhyne for 

the next 10 years. 
•Dr. Rand Brandes, associate professor of English, was awarded a 12-month Fulbright Fellowship, 

starting in August 1993, to research contemporary Irish poetry. 
•Math professors Tom Blackburn '45 and Virginia Hawn '49 were designated professors emeriti by 

the Board of Trustees. 
•A graduate program in community/agency counseling 

was added, with graduates eligible to take the National 

Board Certification Examination for Counselors. 
•Dr. David Ludwig, professor of psychology and sociol- 
ogy, was named to the Family Initiative Council in the 

Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. 

• Lenoir-Rhyne teamed with the League of Women 
Voters to sponsor an electoral process seminar in 
October and November. It was coordinated by Dr. 
Lowell Ashman, professor of political science and 
department chairman. 

• Evening College added courses in public 

•Acclaimed novelists Lee Smith and Linda Lightsey Rice 

72 along with novelist/poet Fred Chappell were 

among those visiting the campus as part of the 

Writers Reading Series. 
•The Janirve Laboratory officially opened in the Minges 

Science Building. 

L-R's delegation to Russia was part of the "Ecology of 
Creativity" cultural exchange coordinated by Dr. Marion 
Love (left, center). 


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•The Lenoir-Rhyne men's basketball team, led by Coach John Lentz, captured its fourth consecu- 
tive South Atlanta Conference championship and went on to finish in the NAIA Elite Eight in 
Kansas City. Mayor Bill McDonald awarded the team members keys to the city on March 22. 

•Coach Tom Melville led the men's soccer team to its first-ever championship at the South Atlan- 
tic Conference Tournament. 

•Tailback Leonard Davis was named the NAIA's second leading rusher with 1,308 yards. He also 
achieved NAIA All- American status. 

•Football standout Craig Keith '93, was drafted as a tight end for the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

Resource Development 

•The Centennial-Renewal campaign officially ended on May 31, 1993, with a total of $27,941,930 
raised since June 1, 1987 — some 16 percent above the goal. Centennial-Renewal was the most 
successful major gifts campaign in the history of Lenoir-Rhyne and the Unifour. 

•The Our College-Our Future portion of the Centennial-Renewal campaign raised $2.7 million, an 
all-time high for the N.C. Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. OC-OF included 
$1.9 million for the Martin Luther Fellows Scholarship, the single largest such fund for Lutheran 
students in the state. 

•A February phonathon raised $43,242 in unrestricted funds to help bring the Loyalty Fund (now 
Annual Fund) to $405,548 as of May 31, an all-time record for L-R and nearly 50 percent above 
the previous year. 

•A $200,000 pledge from Hickory businessman Tom Reese was designed to purchase a new 
teaching organ for the music department. 

Student Life 

•Seven students and six faculty/staff members left May 6 for a two-month study and cultural 

exchange in Russia. A Russian delegation had visited here in fall 92 as part of the "Ecology of 

Creativity" project coordinated by Dr. Marion Love. 
•Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity won the Gold Seal 

Chapter Award, the highest a chapter can receive, for the 

6th straight year. 
•ARA Services assumed management of the cafeteria and 

snack bar. 
• Lenoir-Rhyne was named to the John Templeton Foundation 

Honor Roll for Character Building Colleges for "striving to 

build students with character as well as intellect, a sense of 

morality as well as an ability to reason." 
•Students participated in a variety of community outreach 

projects including Paint Your Heart Out (painting homes of 

the elderly), Atlanta and Washington Venture (aiding the ^ 

homeless), Pathway, a spiritual growth retreat, and Habitat Students Elle Peters (foreground) and Karen Waiser 

worked the phonathon that helped the Annual Fund 
trip tO Bolivia. achieve an all-time record of $405,548. 

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1993 saw L-R's first black Homecoming Queen. Tiffany Smith, escorted by President 
Trainer, is a junior nursing major from Fletcher, N.C. 

omecoming '93 was one to remember, as 
Lenoir-Rhyne pulled out the stops for two days of 
celebration for alumni, friends and students. 
_J Thank You Day on Friday got things rolling, as 
the college officially recognized 3,570 donors and volun- 
teers who contributed some $27.9 million to the Centen- 
nial-Renewal campaign. Lunch on the Quad was followed 
by a 2 p.m. convocation and sealing of a time capsule to be 
opened in 2041, L-R's sesquicentennial. The Kampus Kats 
regrouped that evening for dancing at the Cromer Center. 
Saturday's festivities with class reunions and a parade 
were followed by the induction of three new members into 
the Sports Hall of Fame: Ed Miastkowski '65, Carl Bartles 
71 and Mike McRee 71. 

Halftime festivities unveiled the Homecoming Court 
and Queen, Tiffany Smith. The day was capped off in style 
as the Bears came from behind to defeat the Wofford 
Terriers 27-24 within the last two minutes of play. 

Campaign General Chairman Harley F. Shuford, Sr. addresses 
Thank You Day convocation. 


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Theta Chis outdo themselves again with 
another wild & crazy float. This year's theme. 
In Living Color. First place went to Sigma 
Kappa (photo not available). 

Leonard Davis #22 was inadvertently photographed with Hall of 
Famers Carl Bartles (left) and Ed Miastkowski. The third 
inductee, Mike McRee, is not shown. 

Hickory Mayor Bill 
McDonald (right) presents 
President Trainer with a 
proclamation signifying 
Oct. 22 as L-R Thank You 
Day. City residents gave 
$14.3 million or 51% of 
the some $27.9 million 
raised for Centennial- 
Renewal. The Jazz 
Ensemble (background) 
performed during lunch on 
the Quad. 

Eighteen members of the class of '53 assembled for their 40th reunion. Others 
meeting that weekend: the classes of '68 and '83. 

Gerald Childress, wide receiver from Mooresville, N.C., tries 
to fend off a Wofford tackle. 

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PHOTOS: Chris Rats Photography, Jonathan Ernst, Tammy Wilson 


P R F L E 

Phi Beta Lambda, the professional business fraternity 
on campus, can point to many successes since its 
founding in 1976. 
The business department walls in the Rhyne Building 
are covered with plaques won by the 

O chapter. The overflow of individual 

awards crowds a file kept by adviser 
Dr. Robert Simmons, professor of 
business and chairperson of the 
B professional division. 

Simmons, who chartered the L-R 
chapter 18 years ago and has served 
as PBL state adviser for the past 14 
years, says the L-R group has 
A established itself as one of North 

Carolina's premiere chapters. 
At the national convention in 
Washington last summer, the 
chapter captured its 14th Hollis and 
Kitty Guy Gold Seal Award of Merit 
honoring the top two percent of chapters nationally for 
program quality. In addition, the chapter also won its third 
consecutive Gold Key Award for meeting or exceeding 
association goals for the year. 

Simmons estimates that the college has placed more 
than 100 individuals in national competition and many more 
than that at the state level. 

"For three years in a row, we had first place in the 
business decision-making category at the state competition 
and once placed second in that category nationally," says 
Simmons. Not bad considering some of the chapters 
number much higher than the L-R's 35 to 45 members. 

In addition to the competition, PBL encourages mem- 
bers to hone their leadership and speaking skills as well as 
make professional contacts. 

"PBL is an excellent way for students to test their 
wings," explains Simmons. 'They generally become very 
good leaders through their involvement, if they're not 
leaders already." 

PBL president Maria Fisher says the organization has 
helped her overcome shyness and has made her more 
comfortable around not only other student members but 
also business leaders. For example, through a PBL Busi- 
ness Advisory Council breakfast, she struck up a conversa- 
tion with now-retired First Savings Bank president Wilbert 
Seabock which led to a part-time position at the bank. 

Since May 1992, Miss Fisher has worked in the proof- 
ing department of First Savings in downtown Hickory. 
Because First Savings is a small bank, it has afforded her 
the opportunity to see all aspects of banking in action. 
"It's been a wonderful experience," says the senior 
accounting major. "I feel like because of this opportunity I'll 


PBL sells L-R paraphernalia at home football games. At right. Donna 
Fletcher, a senior of Newton, N.C. 

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be able to adapt to the work environment because I'm 
already in it." 

PBL has also worked with the business community to 
establish a shadowing program which allows members to 
follow business executives through a day at work. 

Chapter business takes up much of Simmons' time and 
that of fellow advisers Patricia Wike and Sarah Wallace. 
During the year, the chapter works on its projects in 
American enterprise, community service and partnership 
with business, as well as the ongoing fund-raiser Bear 
Essentials which sells L-R novelty items at home football 
and basketball games and special events such as freshman 
orientation and Family Day. 

As any Bear football or basketball fan can attest, Bear 
Essentials is consistently popular. The chapter started 
selling L-R paraphernalia five years ago, clearing just $15 
for the year. Last year, the chapter made about $3,800 in 
its most successful year to date. 

The students do all the work except the screen-printing 
of t-shirts. They design and test-market t-shirts and other 
printed items, develop a business plan, set prices and sell 
the merchandise. 

"I think we're the only student organization that instead 
of taking money from the college, returns money to the 
college," Simmons says, noting that PBL recently paid $818 
for exclusive rights to sell L-R novelties at football games. 

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Editor's note: Dr. John H. Williams of Valdese is, at 82, a renaissance man in the truest sense. He's a certified 
gerontologist, recognized artist, sculptor, organist , master coach and professional gemologist. He's also a retired U.S. 
Air Force colonel. His designations read like alphabet soup-Ph.D., Ed.S., MP.H., M.S., B.A., B.F.A., PBK, PDK, ODK, 
KDP, PKP, NDEA. He's also a senior Olympics medalist. 

After reading last summer's PROFILE on "Generation X", he shared these "23 islands of thought". 

What Can I Tell You about Life] 


by Dr. John H. Williams 

What can I tell you about life? 

Nothing — yet on the other hand, something 
For it becomes hard-earned and beautiful, 

At times disquieting and tricky 
Sometimes full of laughter and joy 

Other times with grief and sadness. 

You must seek it out on your own 

Savoring its richness 
Coping with its deadness 

Striving for self-harmony 
While seeking the balance of opposites. 

What can I tell you about life? 

Oh! - a little bit about everything 
Not much in depth of anything 

We live but to die. 
It's the in-between that counts 

As you realize your own potential 

Enduring friendships first and foremost 

Security of self and possessions 
Serenity and peace of mind 

Surrounded by beautiful objects 
Displaying contrasts of color, shape and line 

Wliat can I tell you about life? 

Music that soars and inspires 
Silent sounds of poetic majesty 

Memories of justice and goodness 
Achievements and failures 

Forests, mountains, oceans and plains. 

Comparisons worth their weight in treasure 
Values and systems of values held dearly 

A commitment to excellence in all endeavors 
The force of knowledge and how to use it 

The strength of ethics in human relationships 

What can I tell you about life? 

The dignity of controlled emotions 
Inspiration/ rational mysticism 

A consciousness enriched with 

a sub-consciousness 
Mysteries abounding in externalisms 

While begetting, becoming and begoning. 

To be a total person, complete and sensuous 
Smacking of curiosity, searching for the truth 

Articulate in winnowing the bad from the good 
Saving the best for the rest 

Elegant in style with magnetic zest 

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What can I tell you about life? 

Expand your horizons, reach out 
Give of yourself to others 

Your richnessess are sought by many 
Some small and intimate 

Other encompassing the span of man. 

Those you reach are part of your world 
Their universe expanded, as yours is expanded 

With exchanges of ideas for visions of tomorrow 
Thus savoring the residuals of amalgamations 

Bridging the gaps of misunderstandings. 

Wliat can I tell you about life? 

Its drama is contagious 
At times outrageous 

To fantasize courageous 
Sans benefit of compensatory wages 

As we turn life's leaves and pages. 

Dancing, costuming, posturing 

Reaching within, casting without 
Painting moods of expressions, 

In capturing first impressions 
Of tilt and nuance of scene 

That can capture more than one mean 

WJiat can I tell you about life? 

Select role models of yesterday years 
Fertilize imagination without peers 

Meandering wanderings of the mind 
Nurturing targets that we find 

Are blessings to mankind. 

Ethics must play a part 

In rules and regulations of the highest order 
Setting standards for a behavioral stance 

In a world of sorrow and tragedy 
Ixicking in integrity with finance. 

Wliat can I tell you about life? 

Someone once said that everything has its place 
Whether on earth, in water, or outer space 

Where ever we travel on this sphere 
We always end up being here. 

But here is different from yesteryear 
Even though we remember crystal-clear. 

Changing place and changing times 
Impinging upon expansiveness of minds 

Stretching it in accordion style 
Infinite with possibilities 

For opening gates of wondrous worlds 
In our dreams for a better tomorrow. 

What can I tell you about life? 

We learn from our teachers 
Only to be teachers of learners 

Thus the cycle of life is completed 
In the families of generations 

From previous years to future years 

My version of life is my very own 

It does not belong to you 
Or you, or you, or you. 

Like trees we have common roots 
But our growth is very different 

Wliat can I tell you about life? 

Any person would, what kin wouldn't? 
Gossipers balloon micro-bits of data 

Into macro-bits of wonderment 
For relief we need but turn to the Greeks 

Whose rebuttal was simply to "know thyself." 

See to the soundness organization of state 

The humanness of the religions 
The care given to the indigent 

The protection of trade, the advances of science 
The cultivation of the arts and the humanities 

Wliat can I tell you about life? 

Try using the art of positive thinking 
Energizing power tools of the mind 

They are always waiting for you to find 
Sharply honed- to put on-line 

Your beliefs, values and attitudes divine 
As certified servants of mankind. 

Sound your tocsin loud and clear 
Produce thunderous noises for the ear 

Bring home to those, your peer 
messages certain and crystal clear 

For equity, fairness, and justice, for all to hear. 

So? What can I tell you about life? 

Their secrets will never reveal themselves 
But as you mind your future they will come to light 

For our national environment is a multitude of 
rich cultures 
Characterized by diversities that tend to unite 

Into a super-culture that is universally shared 
Within democratic processes and humanistic fare. 



shining star 


T'he athletic year did not come to a close for Lenoir-Rhyne wide receiver 
Shannon Myers when the Bears closed out their football season on 
Nov. 13. His attention quickly turned to baseball and resuming his status 
as that team's starting centerfielder. 

But what separates Myers from the many prep multi-sport athletes is his ability 
to take his skills to the college level. He has been vital to both teams since day one. 

Myers' contributions on the football field began early in his freshman year when 
he was inserted into the starting lineup five games into the season. His response 
was a three-catch outing for 69 yards. "I have never felt so much pressure as I did 
going into that game," said Myers. "I really did not know my teammates yet, and I 
didn't want to let them down." 

If his new teammates had any doubts, even after the Bears' 27-20 win over Elon, 
they were erased the next week when Myers caught nine passes in L-R's 24-6 win 
over Gardner- Webb. All nine of the receptions came after the focal point of the 
Bears' offense, tailback Leonard Davis went down with a broken ankle. 

"I sensed a change during and after the Gardner- Webb game," said Myers. "I 
felt I had gained the respect of my teammates. All week afterwards, upperclassmen 
were seeking me out to congratulate me." 

Myers finished his frosh season with a team-leading 30 receptions and immedi- 
ately turned his attention to baseball. Facing similar pressures, he emerged as 
centerfielder and hit .300 while stealing 15 bases out of 16 attempts. 

As is the case with many notable two-sport athletes, Myers has to deal with the 
increased chance of injury and the absence of an off-season to recover. It caught up 
to him last year as he suffered a broken wrist one week before the football opener. 
Myers ended up playing the entire season with a silicone cast and finished the year 
with 25 receptions while gaining second-team All-SAC honors. 

Surgery in February forced him to miss last year's baseball season, minus a few 
pinch-running appearances. His goal was to be able to swing a bat painlessly so he 
could honor an invitation to play in the prestigious Shenandoah Valley Baseball 
League. Those teams feature some of the best young college baseball players in the 
country, and it proved to Myers that he could play at that level. It also gave him 
memories that are likely to last for some time. 

"It was two months of strictly baseball," said Myers. "No worries of any kind, 
just baseball. I had a great time and I'm as close to some of those guys as I was with 
my best friends in high school." 

After somewhat of a slow start while his team rotated its outfielders, Myers 
finished the season as the starting rightfielder during the playoffs and ended up 
batting .270 with 12 stolen bases. His success at that level of competition gained him 
additional attention from pro baseball scouts who liked his 4.5 second 40-yard speed 
and his defense in the outfield. 

It is that speed that SAC football and baseball coaches must prepare for when 
they face Lenoir-Rhyne. Whether it's running a post pattern toward the endzone in 
the fall or attempting to steal a base in the spring, Myers has made quite a name for 
himself around SAC circles. He wouldn't have it any other way. 

"Everything has worked out," said Myers. 'The main reason I chose a smaller 
school was to play both sports. Playing more than one sport at a bigger, Division I 
school, would be much more difficult. My coaches here have been a big help." 

Myers does not like having to pick a favorite sport. 

"During football season, I miss baseball, and during baseball I miss football," 
said Myers. "Right now, it's hard watching the guys in fall baseball practice, and it's 
hard to stay away from spring football. I always feel I should be contributing for 
both teams. I do know it has always been a dream of mine to be drafted in baseball." 

Whether its on the gridiron or on the diamond, keep your eyes on Myers. Just 
don't ask him what his favorite sport is. 

WINTER 1993 


Price on campus Few defaults at L-R 

Reynolds Price, acclaimed novelist 
and professor at Duke Univer- 
sity, launched the 1993-94 Visiting 
Writers Series on Sept. 9, reading 
from Blue Calhoun and other works. 
Upcoming writers: poet Susan 
Ludvigson on Feb. 10, novelist Linda 
Lightsey Rice on March 17 and 
storyteller Donald Davis on April 14. 
Miss Rice will again be the Writer-in- 
Residence this spring. All readings 
are at 8 p.m. on Thursdays. 

Reynolds Price 


Jan. 15, 1994 is the deadline for nominations to the annual 
Distinguished Alumnus and Service Awards. The 
Alumni Association will honor winners at the Alumni 
Appreciation Day Luncheon on April 30. 

Nominees for Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, 
Service to the Community (where person lives) , Service to 
the College-at-Large (not necessarily an alumnus) and 
Service to the Alumni Association may be given to out- 
standing men or women who: 
• are of high moral stature 
•reflect the college principles of education and 

•have achieved distinction in their field 

(Distinguished Alumnus) 
•have served their (Community, Alumni 
Association, College-at-Large) in an exemplary way. 
Please send your nominations to the Office of Alumni & 
Parent Relations, P.O. Box 7228, Hickory, N.C. 28603. 
Please enclose a written explanation of why this person is 
deserving of the award. Biographical information is 

T' he annual Presidents' Ball will be held at Lake 
Hickory Country Club on Saturday, April 30 — which 
is also Alumni Day. The date has been changed from 
March 19. 

A recent survey released by the U.S. Dept. 
of Education shows Lenoir-Rhyne has 
one of the lowest student loan default rates in 
the nation. 

With a rate of 2.7 percent, L-R ranks well 
below the national average of about 17 

"Certainly students have an obligation to 
pay back their loans whether they're happy 
with their experience or not," said Dan 
Klock, director of student financial planning. 
"But hopefully the students' satisfaction with 
their experience at L-R has a positive effect 
on their willingness, and their ability to repay 
federal loans." 

Klock added that defaults not only impact 
a student's future consumer credit but also 
the institution. The U.S. Department of 
Education and Congress view the default 
rates as a measure of an institution's overall 
quality. Loans are considered in default if no 
payment has been made in 240 days. 

President Trainer with Opal Moretz 

Opie feted 

Opal Moretz '65, director of church relations, was 
honored Sept. 10 at a special birthday gala. Some 200 
family and friends, including associates at L-R and the 
Lutheran church, joined the festivities at the Cromer Center. 

Mrs. Moretz has been associated with the college 
through the years as dean of students and in her present 
voluntary post since 1975. Her leadership both on and off 
campus was noted by various speakers including President 
Trainer and the Rev. Dr. William Milholland, chairman of the 
L-R Board of Trustees and pastor of St. Andrew's Lutheran 
Church, who characterized Mrs. Moretz as "a lady who it's a 
privilege to know." 

WINTER 1993 


P R F L E 

Film series enhanced 

Lenoir-Rhyne has added three new series to its Cinematheque season 
including films in German, Spanish and English. Dr. Gabriele Weinberger, 
who coordinates the series, said 20 films have been added to the season, thanks 
to a partnership with the Hickory Museum of Art and the Student Government 
Association (SGA). 

Weinberger, who founded Cinematheque in 1991, pointed out that the series 
is designed to enrich the area by offering world viewpoints beyond those of 
Hollywood. The series includes a diverse range of film genres including literary 
adaptation, documentaries, animation and children's films. SGA 
provides popcorn and soft drinks at all of the above films. Admission 
price is $1 for the English-language films; there is no charge for the 
German or Spanish films. 

VP heads to Arkansas 

Barbara Richards, vice president for administration and finance, resigned 
Nov. 4 to become vice chancellor of finance and administration for the 
University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Just 10 months after joining L-R in 1991, 
Miss Richards helped the college reduce the operating 
deficit by 84%. Last May, she received the Student Govern- J "^'"iiftfaf/- 
ment Association Award for Outstanding Achievement. As 
of May 31, L-R had achieved a modest financial surplus. 

"We know they're (Arkansas) getting an excellent 
professional in Barbara Richards. This is a significant 
advancement in her career, and we wish her all the best," 
said President Trainer. 

A search is being conducted for her successor. ,f* 

Barbara Richards 

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s I write this, I have just returned from Home- 
coming Weekend. This one was busier than 
usual because Friday, the college celebrated Thank 
You Day, honoring donors and volunteers of the 
Centennial-Renewal campaign. In six years, more 
than $27.9 million was raised to strengthen endow- 
ment, enable capital improvements and further the 
programming at our alma mater. The campaign 
was a tremendous achievement, as evidenced by 
the enthusiasm I saw on campus. Both Friday and 
Saturday, the fall air crackled with the spirit and 
enthusiasm that is Lenoir-Rhyne. 
Spirit — I heard that word a lot over the weekend. That's what 
makes L-R such a great place. It's what you take with you when you 
leave the campus. It's what brings students back year after year for 
more than a century now. Visit the Lenoir-Rhyne campus, and you'll 
catch the spirit! 

Sandra R. Cline 



MAHTU /-*r>/"M iJMA __ 


A I Wheeler, V.P. of Advancement, 
has a new vanity plate that may 
not "make" the Annual Fund, but it 
can't hurt. The clever moniker 
reminds tailgaters of L-R's ongoing 
fundraising efforts. The Annual Fund, 
with a goal of $500,000 this year, had 
topped $135,000 by press time. 

Donor updates 

The following omissions were 
reported after the 1992-93 Honor 
Roll went to press: 

Century Club — Mrs. Adelaide 
Cline '45 

Highland Club — The Rev. Edgar 
Cooper '43 

Class of 1989 — C. Lee Pugh, Jimi 
Krondon Pugh 

Perry & Lena Barringer Scholar- 
ship— Dr. Phil L. & Vivian P. 

Also, the Ellis Scholarship Fund 
has been changed to the Steve & 
Martha J. Ellis Scholarship Fund. 

WLRC on air 

WLRC, the student-run radio 
station, reopened this fall after 
being off the air nearly a year. The 
station, which airs alternative and 
other music over cable TV, now has a 
new mixing board and revamped 
studio on the top floor of P.E. Monroe 
Auditorium. WLRC first began 
broadcasting in 1986. 


Page 9 of the Fall PROFILE may 
have given the impression that Latin is 
no longer offered at L-R. Classics (Greek 
and Latin) remains a major course of study. 
We apologize for the confusion. 

WINTER 1993 

P R F L E 

Grant to aid library 

Carl A. Rudisill Library will be one of several area 
college libraries to benefit from a $300,000 grant 
to the Mountain College Library Network, Inc. 

The Charles E. Culpeper Foundation has awarded 
the grant to MCLN to purchase and install computer- 
ized library equipment to allow combining and sharing 
of various collections. The system will serve more 
than 6,000 library patrons. Installation should begin 
by mid-1994. 

According to Curtis Paul, L-R's director of the 
Learning Resource Center, the grant will bring an 
on-line card catalog system to store information about 
holdings at participating libraries in addition to 
tracking circulation. Other college libraries involved 
include: Warren Wilson, Mars Hill, Brevard, Montreat 
Anderson, Lees-McRae and Asheville Buncombe 
Technical Community College. 

New role for Cline 

T'he 70-year-old Cline Gym has evolved into a student art 
gallery as of Oct. 22. 

"It's a great space," says assistant art professor Jean 
Cauthen. First built as a women's gym in 1923, the build- 
ing has since been used for storage, a scene shop, rehears- 
als and classes. Warehouse Gallery's next exhibit: fruits of 
an art workshop Cauthen held recently at Broughton 
Hospital in Morganton. 


Three Hickory churches 
donated $1,000 each to 
support the Aquinas/Luther 
Conference held recently on 
campus. Seated with confer- 
ence coordinator the Rev. Dr. 
Michael McDaniel (right) is 
Father Wilbur Thomas of St. 
Aloysius Catholic Church. 
Standing (left) are the Rev. 
Robert Shoffner of Holy 
Trinity Lutheran Church and 
the Rev. Dr. William 
Milholland of St. Andrew's 
Lutheran Church. 

WINTER 1993 


Leonard Davis, L-R running back, led 
NCAA Division II scoring as PRO- 
FILE went to press. He was well on his 
way to breaking his own L-R single- 
season rushing mark 1,308 of yards set 
last year. His surpassing 1,000 yards 
marks the 14th time the milestone has 
been achieved in L-R history. 

Leonard Davis 

Students on shot detail 

L-R student nurses were involved with giving flu shots 
to Hickory area homeless persons as well as clients of 
local nutrition sites this fall. The project gave students a 
chance to work with the public as well as provide a 
community service. 

"Bedside manner isn't something we can teach from a 
textbook," said Barbara Barringer, assistant professor of 
nursing. 'There's a real premium on experiences like this.' 

Pair studies preschoolers 

Dr. Gail Summer and Dr. Mark Dewalt, both of the 
education department, have been awarded $7,500 to 
study the effects of education variables on readiness for 
kindergarten. The grant, awarded by the Small Grants 
School-Based Research Program of N.C. State University, 
will enable a study of all kindergarteners enrolled in 
Hickory City Schools this academic year. Summer and 
Dewalt hope the study will determine which preschool 
experiences best prepare children for school and what 
parents can do to help their youngsters succeed in 

Hahn bequest noted 

The estate of Dorothy A. Hahn, M.D., of Augusta, Ga., 
has bequeathed a total of $288,600 to Lenoir-Rhyne, 
one of the college's largest bequests to date. Funds will 
benefit the college endowment, with income available for 
use where needs are greatest. 

Dr. Hahn, who died in April 1992, had been professor of 
pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia. She attended 
L-R for two years in the 1940s. Her father was the Rev. Dr. 
Samuel W. Hahn '15. She is survived by a brother, Dr. 
Wilfred Hahn '41 of Springfield, Ohio. 


The Edith 


Golden Rudisiii 

Vparc Reed ' 29 
I eaiS of Hickory 

day on 
July 11 
with a 
vice of 

Edith Rudisiii Reed 

Thanksgiving at St 
Episcopal Church in 
Huntersville. On Aug. 8, 
Edith was the senior 
attendee at the 104th 
annual John Rudisiii family 
reunion in Lincolnton... 
Banks Mullis '31 of 
Columbia, S.C., is proud of 
his son, Kary, of La Jolla, 
Calif., who won the 1993 
Nobel Prize for chemistry. 
Kary Mullis, born in 
f \ Lenoir, N.C. helped 

^^^^^M develop a method of 
^^^^r changing genetic codes. 

He shares the $825,000 
prize with Canadian scientist Michael 
Smith. Their 1983 discovery is used by law 
enforcement officials to identify criminals 
through DNA testing. Doctors also use the 
method to diagnose infections and trace 
the cause of hereditary disease. 


Louise Greever Elliott 

'40 of Greensboro and 
^k [\j-*+ husband, O. E., 
/I I IWfe celebrated their 50th 

-*- ^-^ ^"-^ wedding anniversary on 
April 19. Their children and grandchildren 
hosted a reception at First Presbyterian 
Church. In August, Louise and O. E. toured 
Scandinavia for 15 days. ..The Rev. Dr. F. 
Leslie Conrad, Jr. '41 of Richardson, 
Texas, authored seven sermons for the 
Advent and Christmas seasons in the 
September issue of The Clergy Journal. He 
also is included in the forthcoming editions 
of Who's Who in America and Who's Who in 
the South and Southwest... Martha Lou 
Mauney Fisher '41 and husband, the Rev. 
C. P., Jr. '40, celebrated their 50th 
wedding anniversary in Rockwell, where 
they now live. ..The Rev. Harold G. Deal 
'45 and wife, Miriam (Morgan '47), live 
in Gaithersburg, Md., where Harold is 
interim pastor at Prince of Peace Lutheran 


Church. Miriam is a one-to-one tutor with 
the Montgomery County Literacy Council. 
Her pupil is the Salvadoran wife of a 
congregational member.. .J. Carroll 
Abernethy, Jr. '48 of Hickory was 
inducted into the Kiwanis International 
Legion of Honor for his 25 years of service 
through the Kiwanis Club. Carroll was 
also recognized for 22 years of perfect 


Wilbert Seabock '50 

of Hickory was also 
r^ f\ ^^^ presented membership 
* pi V'^fc in the Kiwanis Interna- 
^—^ V^ V-J tional Legion of Honor 
for his 25 years with the Kiwanis 
organization. ..The Rev. Aldon E. 
Purdham '53 of Littleton is pastor of 
Lakeside Lutheran Church, a new church 
sponsored by the Lutheran Synod of 
Virginia and the ELCA...Alice Setzler 
Richmond '54 of Durham retired in July 
after 22 years as librarian of the School of 
Library and Information Sciences at N.C. 
Central University in Durham. ..Vernon E. 
Hedrick '56 of Charlotte has joined Mary 
Ryder Realty... Barbara Lyerly Goins '57 
of Loda, 111., a teacher in Paxton, 111., 
recently authored a book for elementary 
teachers entitled Penny Pinching Art. ..Dr. 
Edwin R. Chapman '58 and wife, 
Martha (Sigmon '78), formerly of 
Polkton, are building a new home at 4297 
Lee Cline Road in Conover. Edwin recently 
retired as president of Anson Community 
College... Charles Drum, Jr. '58 of 
Wilkesboro joined NationsBank's local 
advisory board. Charles is director of 
finance at Golden Needles Knitting, Inc. He 
also is director of finance of Tom Thumb 
Glove Co., Inc., Monte Glove Co., Inc., of 
Maben, Miss., and Golden Needles 
Knitting & Gloves Co. LTD of Newark, 


Glen C. Richards '60 

of Granite Falls received 
y"^ [\ the Russ Perry Award 

||l v^lL lor outstanding work in 
\-J \J ^^ emergency medical 
services. Glen was 
nominated by the Sawmills Fire Depart- 
ment which he has served for 30 years. He 
is also a teacher at South Caldwell High 
School and a self-employed photographer... 
Gwendolyn 'Teddy" Kilby '62 of 
Cherryville retired after 20 years as 
supervisor at the Cherryville Public 
Library... Paulette Hoke Lael '61 of 
Hickory retired after 32 years of teaching 
at Hickory High School. ..Dr. Bettie 
Moretz Smolansky '62 of Bethlehem, 
Pa., was awarded the 1992 Shulman Prize 

of the American Association for the 
Advancement of Slavic Studies for a book, 
The USSR and Iraq: The Soviet Quest for 
Influence, co-authored with her husband, 
Oles... William F. Stevenson '62 of 
Odenton, Md., was promoted to the senior 
executive service in the Department of 
Defense, where his wife, Betty Ann 
(Hackmann '62), is an operational staff 
officer. Ann Smith-Hall '63 of Hickory 
joined the staff of Lutheran Counseling 
Center. Ann is a clinical social worker and 
a N.C. board-certified marriage and family 
therapist. She also is the director of the 
social work department at Western 
Carolina Center... Judy Mavin Gilbert '64 
of Lincolnton was named N.C. Principal of 
the Year by the N.C. Association of 
Educators. In September she won a 
prestigious national honor, one of 60 
recipients of the National Distinguished 
Principals Award. Judy is principal of GE. 
Massey Elementary School, Lincolnton... 
Larry C. Hollar '66 & '73 MA of 
Hickory was promoted to associate dean of 
instruction for arts, sciences and business 
at Catawba Valley Community College... 
After 26 years, five members of the Class of 
1966 met in July at Doe Run, Va., for the 
"How Darling" L-R Reunion. Organizer 
Carolyn (Austin) Price of Greensboro 
located Lee (Lambie) Pope in River Vale, 

Clockwise (from bottom): Carolyn Austin 
Price, Lee Lambie Pope, Fritz Nordmann 
Wood, Barbara Rice McQueen, Greta Starnes 

N.J., Fritz (Nordmann) Wood in Atlanta, 
Barbara (Rice) McQueen in Greensboro 
and Greta (Starnes) Bolick in Holden 
Beach and invited them to renew their 
college friendships. "After careful examina- 
tion for crows feet and grey hairs, they all 
agreed they were holding up nicely and 
would look forward to making this reunion 
an annual event"... Linda Keenan York 
'66 of Morganton is employed as a 
maternal and child health nursing consult- 
ant in the Mooresville regional office, a 
position she has held one year. She is 


WINTER 1993 


responsible for all programs dealing with 
children and youth in 13 health depart- 
ments. Linda has served on the Burke 
County Board of Health for the past three 
years and is chairman for 1993. ..Don C. 
McNeely '67 of Hickory was promoted to 
national accounts manager for the 
Shurtape Division of Shuford Mills, Inc., in 
Hickory... Ann Cassidy Peele '68 of 
Hickory is co-chairman of the Catawba 
County United Way's pacesetters effort. 
Ann is executive director of Family 
Guidance Center.. .Linda Anderson 
Fisher '69 of Fayetteville was recognized 
by the North Carolina PTA as Outstanding 
Educator 1993 for District 10. Linda is 
principal at Ashley Elementary School in 
Cumberland County.. .The Rev. D. Thomas 
Ford '69 of Kansas City, Kan., became the 
executive director of Metropolitan 
Lutheran Ministry on Oct. 1. This organiza- 
tion is the official social ministry organiza- 
tion for the greater Kansas City area for the 
ELCA and The Lutheran Church-Missouri 


Diane Jolly Pritchard 

'70 of Statesville is the 
^£ m \ -^- new director of occupa- 
M I V^% tional extension and 
• ^~* **-^ community services for 
the Mitchell Community College's Continu- 
ing Education Division... Barbara Allen 
Stilwell '70 of Gilbert, S.C., was named 
1993-94 Teacher of the Year for White 
Knoll Elementary School in West Colum- 
bia, S.C. Michael W. Porter '72 of 
Greensboro was named, in July, interim 
coach at Greensboro Smith High School. 
Michael has served as Smith's defensive 
coordinator the last six seasons and has 
been an assistant at Smith since 1975... 
Robert E. Pettis '73 of Spartanburg has 
received his Ed.D. in curriculum and 
instruction from the University of South 
Carolina College of Education. He has been 
principal of Woodland Heights Elementary 
School in Spartanburg for the past 12 
years.. .Andy R. Rhyne '73 of Hickory is 
co-chairman of the Catawba County United 
Way's pacesetter effort. Andy is employed 
by Sprint-Centel as division sales manager 
...Thomas H. Jones '74 of Catawba is 
director of vocational education and 
administrator of special programs for the 
Catawba County Schools. ..The Rev. Don 
M. Phillips '74 of Lexington was cast as 
the King in The Friends of the Theatre 
production of 'The King and I". Don is 
pastor of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in 
Tyro.. .Katie Oleen Norton '75 is a public 
health nursing supervisor for clinical 
services in the Pee Dee Health District 
covering six counties in South Carolina. 

She received a master's degree in nursing 
this year from the University of South 
Carolina and was the recipient of the 1991 
Virginia C. Phillips Excellence in Public 
Health Nursing Practice Award. Katie and 
husband, Norman, live in Little Rock, S.C, 
with their children Duncan, Amanda and 
William. ..Rhonda Eckard Guy '76 lives 
in High Point with husband, John, and two 
daughters, Kendall Nicole and Courtney 
Anna. Rhonda is self-employed at Rhonda's 
Picture Place in Salisbury. .Robin 
Sheridan Smith '76 of Newark, Del., is 
business manager with Bell Atlantic Mobile 
and has a son, A.J. ..Randy Abernathy, Jr. 
'77 of Cherryville is the director of hub 
operations for Carolina Freight Carriers 
Corporation and has two daughters, Audra 
Faye and Alaina Nicole. ..The Rev. Walt 
Cleckley, Jr. '78 of Lititz, Pa., is pastor of 
St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lititz. He is 
"celebrating 10 years of marriage and 10 
years since ordination." He and Susan 
have a daughter, Charlotte. ..John 
McDaniel '78 works for USA Today and 
has moved to 3146 Antrim Circle in 
Dumfries, Va.Jan Harman Williams '78 
and husband, Art, live in Eagle Springs and 
have four children: Katie, Laura, Will and 

TU r Cheryl Urick Mullin 

^*- ^ '80 was promoted to 
^J m \ ^>- national accounts trainer 
^1 IW for Scott Health Care of 
^^ ^^ **"* Philadelphia, Pa. She is 
also an active member of the local Zeta Tau 
Alpha alumnae group. Cheryl and hus- 
band, Michael, married in 1991, live in 
Baltimore, Md...Carl I. Grigg, Jr. '81 is a 
driver/salesman for Conway Southern 
Express in Kernersville, where he lives... 
Janice Shoemaker Gryder '81 MA of 
Statesville has moved from teacher at East 
Middle School to assistant principal at Mt. 
Mourne Elementary School. ..Dave 
Hardin '81, area radio personality, is 
Catawba County's new public information 
officer. Dave and wife, Amanda, reside in 
Hickory. .Kim Mattox '82, formerly of 
Charlotte, returned to Lenoir-Rhyne to 
coach Lady Bears' volleyball and 
softball... Dr. Joyce Ham McNeill '82 of 
Champaign, 111., received a doctor of 
philosophy degree in education from the 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
in May. Joyce is a visiting assistant 
professor in special education at the U of I, 
coordinating a master's degree program in 
integration of preschoolers. ..Cathy Ramger 
Long '83 is a kindergarten teacher in Drs. 
Inlet, Fla. Her husband, Jeff '85, received 
a master's degree in administration and is a 
teacher/coach in Middleburg, Fla., where 

they reside. They have two children, 
Kelsey and John. ..Dr. John Edmiston, Jr. 
'83 of Waterbury, Conn., is in his second 
year of surgical residency. He and wife, 
Jane, are the parents of three children... 
Sandra Krajcik Cashion '85 works part- 
time as a physician assistant in orthope- 
dics. She and husband, Michael, whom 
she married in 1990, have a baby girl and 
live in Richmond, Va...Pete '85 and 
Debbie (Childers '85) Davis of Raleigh 
are parents of three boys. Debbie writes: 
"Pete played basketball at L-R but isn't 
planning on going for a starting 
five '...The Rev. William Clark, Jr. '86, 
formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., was or- 
dained on Oct. 17 at Christ Lutheran 
Church in Philadelphia. William is pastor 
of Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Albans, 
NY. Allison Ritchie Englert '86 of 
Atlanta has joined Redeemer Lutheran 
Church in Atlanta as director of the 
cherub choir and of the high school vocal 
choir. Allison also is on the staff at 
Woodward Academy, where she is 
responsible for choral music in grades 
three-six and directs an additional sixth- 
grade handbell choir.. .Dr. Timothy 
Ludwig '86 of Charleston, S.C, received 
a Ph.D. in psychology from Virginia Tech 
in May and is a research associate at the 
Medical School of South Carolina. ..Joe 
Welsh '86 of Yardville, N.J., started a 
new position with STM Investments, Inc., 
as a controller. He and wife, Heather 
(Crorken '86), bought a house in 
Yardville... Wendy Isenhour Hefner '87 
and husband, Mark, have bought a house 
in Claremont. They previously lived in 
Newton.. .Cathy Stallings '87 of Granite 
Falls appeared in the hit movie "The 
Fugitive" which was filmed in and around 
the town of Cherokee. Cathy played a 
nurse in a scene with Harrison Ford. ..Rob 
Stevenson '87 of Boca Raton, Fla., was 
promoted to sales product manager for 
CRC Press, a medical/environmental/ 
scientific publishing company. Rob also 
was chosen finance task force leader for 
Boca Raton's Private Sector Survey... 
Brigette Kirk '88 of Naugatuck, Conn., 
received a commission as an FDIC 
compliance examiner. She also was given 
a Special Achievement Award by the 
FDIC.Tyra Wilson Martin '88 MA of 
Morganton is a math teacher at Freedom 
High School. ..The Rev. Melissa 
Hendricks Wike '88 is the new pastor of 
Bethany United Church of Christ in 
Claremont. She is the first full-time female 
pastor in the history of the Western N.C 
Association of the United Church of 
Christ. Melissa and husband, Rodney 
'84, live in Newton. ..Ann Merck '89 of 

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Baltimore, Md., teaches sociology at 
Catonsville Community College. 




Steve Eury '90 of 

Huntersville is a 
for the Gazette, a 
Davidson newspaper 
...Ben Foutz '90 of Clinton, S.C., is 
assistant football coach at Presbyterian 
College where he coaches defensive 
linemen for the Blue Hose. ..Michael 
Ludwig '90 was promoted to sales 
manager of Roan Barker, a medical 
supplier. He and wife, Stephanie 
(Tronerud '92), live in Greenville, 
S.C.Todd C. Martin '90 of Newton 
earned an M.A. in psychology at UNC-G... 
Suzann M. Smith '90 of Charlotte is a 
technical sales representative for Emerson 
Industrial Controls in Charlotte. ..Karen 
Murphy Gimblet '91 is unit coordinator 
for the adolescent psychiatry unit of 
Catawba Memorial Hospital. She and 
husband, Rob, live in Hickory. .Len '91 
and Kim (Beals '91) Haltiwanger live in 
Charleston, S.C., where Len is in his third 
year of dental school at the Medical 
University of South Carolina. Kim works in 
a consignment jewelry store in the historic 
district ...Martin F. Klein '91 of 
Gouverneur, N.Y., is a 2nd Lt. in the 87th 
Infantry, HHC First Battalion, in Ft. Drum, 
N.Y. Marty is an anti-tank and reconnais- 
sance platoon leader and has completed 
IOBC and ranger school... Brian D. 
Pershing '91 of St. Petersburg, Fla., is a 
software engineer at E-Systems... Elizabeth 
Anne Spezzano '9 1 of Wilson was 
crowned Miss Deaf North Carolina... 
Shannon B. Taylor '91 of Lincolnton is a 
staff accountant with the firm of Butler & 
Stowe, CPAs... William L. Webster '91 of 
Winston-Salem graduated this past 
summer from the Physician Assistant 
Program of the Bowman Gray School of 
Medicine. ..Katrina L. Barrick '92 of 
Gulfport, Fla., is a teacher's assistant in the 
Pinellas County School System... Caroline 
S. Benfield '92 of Newton is a student at 
the graduate school of Social Work at the 
University of South Carolina in Columbia, 




M. Frances Gaston 
Roberts '57 to Thomas 
0. Raney, both of 
Hickory, on July 17. 

Ann Austin Moser '68 

of Hickory to William 
/"* f\ Walter Smith of Charles- 

\\\ 16 ton, WVa., on Sept. 11. 
^■^ V^ W^ William is an attorney in 

private practice in 
Charleston, where the couple resides. 


Marilyn Belle Renegar 

^^T m \ -^ G. Kimmer on Aug. 6. 
M 1 1^^ Marilyn is a teacher of 
™ ^-^ *^ hearing-impaired 
students for the Yadkin County Schools. W. 
G. is building superintendent for the 
Federal Building in Wilkesboro. They live 
in Yadkinville... Holly Brook Brown to Scott 
Young Curry '79, both of Lexington, on 
Sept. 18. Both Holly and Scott are self- 
employed in the private practice of law. 
They make their home in Lexington. 

T U p Robin Lynn Hoefer 

i^ 1 *~ '8 1 to Kenneth Alan 
mJ m \ *y\ Hopper, both of Beloit, 
QllW III, on July 17. Robin is 
^"^ the director of music at 
Atonement Lutheran Church and works in 
children's services at the Beloit Public 
Library. In addition, she has a home-based 
business, "Robin's Rainbows," which 
provides children's entertainment, 
including herself as "Ribbon" the clown. 
Ken is employed by Beloit Corporation. 
They reside in Beloit. ..Mary Elizabeth 
"Beth" Woolly '81 to The Rev. John 
Trump in Oct. 1992. Beth is in land 
management at S.C. Electric and Gas 
Company. John is associate pastor at St. 
Andrew's Lutheran Church in Columbia, 
S.C, where the couple lives. ..Lanette 
Mack '82 to Darryl Demont Jackson, 
both of Charlotte, on July 24. Lanette is 
employed by the Charlotte/Mecklenburg 
County Schools. Darryl is employed by 
Charlotte/Mecklenburg County Special- 
ized Youth Services. They make their 
home in Charlotte. ..Christina "Christy" 
Faye Andrews '83 of Van Nuys, Calif., to 
Rob Jennings on Aug. 15, 1992. They 
reside in Van Nuys. ..Cindy Farmer to 
William Arnold Wood '83 of Greens- 
boro on April 24... Catherine "Cathy" 
Addie Dyson '85 to Robert "Bob" A. 
Rodriguez, both of Richmond, Va., on May 
22. Cathy and Bob both work for Genuine 
Parts Company in Richmond, where the 
couple lives... Cornelia Diana Wagner 
'86 to George Kent Yelverton, both of 
Raleigh, on July 17. Cornelia is employed 
by Transmission Networks International, 
Inc., in Knightsdale. George is a consult- 

ing engineer with the N.C. Department of 
Agriculture. They live in Raleigh. ..Tamara 
Louise Smith to Clayton Mark Williams 
'86, both of Hickory, on Aug. 7. Tamara is 
employed by Norton Ramsey Motor Lines. 
Mark is employed by the Hickory Police 
Department as senior police officer. They 
make their home in Hickory. ..Heather 
Eileen Mertz '87 to Charles Edward 
Whitehead, both of Garner, on May 22. 
Heather is a professional nanny in 
Durham. Charles is employed by the State 
of North Carolina in the Federal Surplus 
Agency. They live in Garner.. .Lori W. 
Miller of Hickory to Todd Harrison 
Barfield '89 of Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 16. 
Lori is the site manager for The Ridges 
Apartments. Todd is branch manager with 
First Citizens Bank and Trust. They reside 
in Kannapolis... Lauren Merrill Bray '89 
of Cary to Tony Alan Underwood '88 of 
Lumberton on Aug. 28. Laurie is in 
management with First Union National 
Bank. Tony is a special agent with the 
State Bureau of Investigation. The couple 
lives in Lumberton. 


Monica Denise Hall 

'90 of McGrady to 
£ \ m \ ->- James David Stewart 

^*J 1 W ^^ '92 of New Jersey on 
*** ^* **-* June 27. Monica is 
employed by Wilkes Regional Medical 
Center as a nursing supervisor. James is 
employed by Lowe's Companies in 
Hickory, where the couple resides... 
Deborah D. Townsend '90 to Scott T 
Barrett, both of Pfafftown, on June 26. 


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Deborah is a medical technologist at 
Winston-Salem's Forsyth Memorial 
Hospital where Scott also is employed as a 
programmer. The couple resides in 
Pfafftown.Shari L. Wright '90 of 
Charleston, S.C., to Terrence W. Moody of 
Phoenix, Ariz., on Sept. 4. Shari is a 
neonatal ICU nurse at the Medical Univer- 
sity of South Carolina. Terrence is a broker 
for Mutual of Omaha. They reside in 
Charleston. ..Jennifer Diane Estes '91 of 
Hickory to Robert Clay Collins of 
Taylorsville on Sept. 4. Jennifer is em- 
ployed by Foothills Specialized Youth 
Services in Lenoir. Robert is employed by 
Hi-Tech Fuses in Hickory, where the 
couple resides... Amy Gretchen Agner 
'92 of Lincolnton to David Hampton Drum 
of Statesville on Aug. 14. David is an intern 
at the Iredell County Sheriff's Department. 
They live in Hickory. Johanna Marie 
Evans '92 to Christian Shane Hise, both 
of Connelly Springs, on Sept. 18. Johanna is 
employed at East Burke Middle School. 
Christian is employed by United Parcel 
Service. They live in Connelly Springs... 
Sharon Virginia Linder '92 of Hickory 
to Erie Bryan Sandifer '92 of Gilbert, 
S.C., on Aug. 14. Sharon previously was a 
graduate student at ASU. Eric is employed 
as a psychiatric assistant at the Hall 
Institute in Columbia, S.C., where the 
couple resides. ..Dawn Leigh Rohde '92 
of Winston-Salem to William Louis Mock 
'91 of Mooresville on Aug. 21. Dawn is a 
financial accountant at Wachovia Bank and 
Trust Co. in Winston-Salem. Billy is a 
production planner for Burlington Indus- 
tries in Mooresville. They live in 
Statesville. Karen Emily Trexler '92 of 
Greenville, S.C., to Brian Vincent 
Harrington of Cambridge, Ontario. Karen 
teaches chemistry in the Greenville School 
District. They reside in Greenville... 
Mildred Jolee Clark '93 to Larry Dean 
Harney, both of Morganton, on Sept. 4. 
Jolee is employed with the Department of 
Social Services in Burke County. Larry is 
employed with Broughton Hospital in 
Morganton, where they make their 
home. ..Holly Rebecca Harrison '93 to 
William Gordon Thomason, both of 
Hickory, on Sept. 11. Holly works in the 
international business department of 
Siecor. Will is employed in the family 
business, GA Thomason & Son, Inc., of 
Hickory, where the couple resides.. .Ann 
Marie Lambert '93 to Frank Samuel 
Morris, Jr., both of Morganton, on July 3. 
Frank is employed at Triangle Contractors. 
The couple lives in Morganton... 
Jacqueline "Jackie" Noelle Hartsoe 
'93 of Newton to David Johnstone on Oct. 
2. Jackie is employed in customer service 

at Siecor in Hickory, where the couple 
resides... Karen Lynn Morton to Steven 
Gregory McGinnis '93 of Kings Moun- 
tain on Aug. 14...Tamara Dawn Mitchell 

'93 of Taylorsville to John Lane La Van of 
Hiddenite on Aug. 14. They make their 
home in Hiddenite. ..Angela Dawn Moretz 
'93 to Joe Dale Sigmon, both of Conover, 
on Sept. 11. Joe is a deputy sheriff for 
Catawba County. They live in Conover... 
Rosalina Rivera '93 of Fayetteville to 
Senior Airman Mark Hiram Moseley of 
Hampton, Va., on July 24. Rosalina is a 
private voice instructor and certified music 
teacher. Mark is in chapel management in 
the U.S. Air Force. They reside in Insurlik, 
Turkey... Melissa Lynne Stallings '93 to 
William Denton Lindsay, Jr., both of Vale, 
on Sept. 11. Melissa is employed as a 
revenue officer by the N.C. Department of 
Revenue in Shelby. William is employed as 
an intensive probation officer with the N.C. 
Department of Corrections in Shelby. He 
also is employed by Carolina Freight in 
Cherryville. They make their home in 
Vale...Angela Marie Suddreth '93 to 
Monty Richard Woods, both of Lenoir, on 
Aug. 6. Angela is employed with the 
Caldwell County School System. Monty is 
employed by the Caldwell County Planning 
Department. They reside in Lenoir. 

Baby Bears 


Mr. and Mrs. Neal 
(Barbara Layng '77) 
r J m \ ^^ Campbell of Howell, 
m m Fj^^ N.J., a daughter, Emily 
W ^* *^ Hazel, on Sept. 28...Mr. 
and Mrs. Scott (Carol Mohr '77) Stroud 
of Charlotte a son, Chad Robert, on April 
8... Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jerome Pratt, 
Jr. '78 of Bradenton, Fla., a daughter, 
Elizabeth Townsend, on Aug. 26. 

THE Mr- and Mrs- Rowdy 

^^ -^ (Pamela Blackwelder 

4Jf | £* '80) Barefoot of 

^^%m F^% Simpsonville, S.C., a son, 
^"^ ^^ •*■* Carson Reid, on June 1... 
Mr. and Mrs. Bill (Mary Een '80) Pence 
of Woodstock, Va., a son, Jay Tyler, on 
March 21, 1992...Mr. and Mrs. Carl I. '81 
(Laura Sears '82) Grigg, Jr. of 
Kernersville a daughter, Carolyn Jean, on 
June 29, 1992...Sgt. and Mrs. Charles 
(Cindy Sigmon '82) Miller of Claremont 
a daughter, Jennifer Diane, on July 3. ..Mr. 
and Mrs. Craig C. '82 (Janie Clark '83) 
Miller of Winston-Salem a daughter, 

Megan Elizabeth, on Sept. 25. ..Mr. and 
Mrs. David (Kathy McPhail '83) 
Zimmerman of Jacksonville, Fla., a son, 
William "Will" Buckeridge, on Sept. 7. ..Mr. 
and Mrs. Jeffrey Walden '85 (Catherine 
Ramger '83) Long of Middleburg, Fla., a 
son, John David Walden, on May 14. 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph 
1 11 1^ Michael (Cyndi Diane 

g^ yv Gaines '90) Cantrell of 

\J| iCJ Mt. Olive a son, Ben 
^J \J\3 jamin Michael, on Aug. 

26.. .Mr. and Mrs. Robert 
(Donna Little '88) Morgan of Fort Davis, 
Panama, a son, Robert Scott, on Sept. 3. 



Adrian Kenneth Yount 

'25 of Staunton, Va., on 

Golden Aug - 9 Gussie 

UU1UCH Rebekah Huffstetier 

YecirS ' 26 of Kings Mountain in 
June 1993... Martha 
Lorene Mauney Black '30 of Charlotte 
on May 12, 1992.. .Barbara Setzer Deal 
'31 of Lutheran Manor, Hickory; formerly 
of China Grove and Landis, on Aug. 7. .The 
Rev. Calvin Lee Shipton '31 of Salisbury 
on Sept. 4...Nevette Hefner (Skinny) 
Carpenter '35 of Elkin on Aug. 27. ..Edith 
Naomi Setzer Hitchner '35 of Hickory 
on Feb. 11... Jane Graham Abernethy '37 
of Abernethy Center, Newton, on July 7. 



The Rev. William E. 
Hall '44 of Statesville 
on Aug. 30... Eleanor 
Frances Sheets '47 of 
Rockville, Md., on Nov. 
10, 1992... John Henry 
Yount, Jr. '51 of 
Belmont, on Aug.20.. 
John Wayne Beach 
'59 of Oxford on Sept. 1. 


Dr. Ruth Friedrieh of Topeka, Kan., date 


Daisy N. Ervin of Hickory, date unknown. 

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Lenoir-Rhyne Collge is particularly proud of its Alumni and their families. 
Therefore, in the fall of 1993, the college introduced the Legacy Scholarship 
Program. This Program is defined as follows: 

• Children and grandchildren of L-R undergraduate degree 
recipients are eligible. 

• The award is valued at $1,000. 

• A student is eligible for this scholarship up to four years. 

• Legacies are identified through the Office of Admissions. 

• The award is non-refundable aid. 

If your son, daughter or grandchild is a rising junior or senior in high school, 
please fill out the Legacy Introduction card in this edition of PROFILE. For 
additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-277-5721. 
Thank you.